UH Hilo Distance Learning

Distance Learning Information for Students

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Planning for Distance Learning (DL) at UH Hilo

Is an online course right for you?

Communication Expectations in Online Courses

Communicating online requires thought and planning to relay information, meet course deadlines and share ideas. Here are a few expectations for communicating in an online environment .

Tips for Success in Online Courses

Get More Information

  • Go to the MyUH dashboard for secure, personalized access to more information about various academic services within the UH community.

Plan Your Journey

Online Programs and Courses

Advising, Financial Aid, and Tuition

  • Contact the Hilo Advising Center for helpful information such as discussing your educational possibilities and getting answers to any questions you may have about pursuing your education at UH Hilo.
  • Apply for financial aid.
  • Online courses are charged the same tuition as face-to-face courses. Courses are typically 3-credits.


Get to Know Laulima

Laulima is the UH System’s learning management system. It provides tools to deliver course content, gives feedback through a gradebook, conducts online discussions, posts and receives assignments, and provides online testing capabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Guides and Tutorials

Get quick access to Laulima tutorials and how-to guides for common tasks associated with online courses, such as:

  • how-to videos on such topics as sharing files on their Google Drive, recording and submitting videos, and more.
  • assessment tips for success.
  • reviewing assessment scores and feedback.
  • how to get Laulima assistance.
  • how to get computer hardware, software, and support assistance.
  • a campus WiFi map
  • information about loanable technology
  • and more.

Get Started

  1. Your UH Username is your electronic key to gaining access to the university's services.

    • Go to the "Check Status of UH Username" webpage" to see whether you’ll need a new UH Username created or a password reset on an existing UH Username.
      • Read all of the text in the brown section on the left-hand side of the webpage, then complete the form on the right-hand side.
      • Follow the on-screen prompts.
      • For assistance contact the UH ITS Help Desk.
  2. Your UH Student ID number is another important piece of information to have available.

  3. Obtain your Student ID Card. This card serves as your campus photo identification (ID) card and gives you access to a number of in-person services.

  4. Go to the UH Online Laulima Orientation webpage:

  5. Log into Laulima and access your course(s).

  6. If needed, contact the Edwin H. Mookini Library’s Wahi Pāpaho Media Commons about loanable technology (laptops, cameras, wi-fi hotspots, and more), as well as access to media editing stations and media production rooms.

  7. Have a great time!

Services and Support


(808) 932-7394

(808) 932-7392

Campus Center and Bookstore


Distance Learning Librarian at the UH Hilo Mookini Library

One of the library's goals is to help you be successful. Learn about all of the great services that are available to you as a UH Hilo distance learning student.

Student Services

  • Know the resources available to you such as Basic Needs, Community and Community Resources, Disability Services, Mental Health resources, and more.

Technology Help Desk

Test Proctoring

Updated 04/09/24